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Tired story for Bruins

Lack of full effort against Blackhawks nothing new

Updated: January 8, 2010, 9:04 AM ET
By Matt Kalman | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Even the sight of the No. 1 team in the NHL couldn't motivate the Boston Bruins to produce a second straight all-out effort Thursday night at TD Garden. And after a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, some of the veteran players were fed up with a club whose play fluctuates not just game to game but sometimes period to period and even shift to shift.

"We've only got a handful of guys competing every single night," said defenseman Derek Morris, who included himself ...

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